Sculpture depicting Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus

About

Since our founding in 1933, Catholic Charities of Oregon has focused on partnering with underserved and marginalized communities to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. As the professional social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, we partner with parishes, faith communities, community organizations, government and corporations  throughout the  Archdiocese of Portland. We are a member of Catholic Charities USA, one of the largest networks of social service providers in the country, and part of the global Caritas International – the network of agencies that make up the charitable arm of the world -wide Catholic Church.

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Inspired by the transformative power of God’s love, Catholic Charities of Oregon — the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon — partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Vision for Society

Catholic Charities of Oregon envisions a society in which all people thrive economically, socially, and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful, and just communities; and recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life.

Vision for the Organization

Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals and to support their physical and social well-being.

*Adopted by the Board of Catholic Charities of Oregon March 14, 2013.

Who We Work With

We welcome and serve everyone, regardless of race, religion, or orientation.
For our Partners

We focus on solidarity, love, dignity, family, caring for the world around us, and ensuring that basic life needs are not only met but exceeded and maintained.

For our Volunteers

We focus on making sure that every bit of good is squeezed out of every minute of time given and every dollar spent. We’re effective, caring, and nonjudgmental, and we welcome everyone.

For our Future Team

At Catholic Charities of Oregon, we care for our employees so they can take care of others. Together, we work to make a concrete, hands-on difference in our community.

Articles

Since 1942, the Catholic Charities Appeal Has Sought to Fulfill the Needs of the Times

Posted By | Ed Langlois at the Catholic Sentinel
The annual collection for Catholic Charities of Oregon has its roots in the Second World War.
The Catholic Charities Clark Family Center

Oregon may help offset federal cuts to refugee support

Posted By | Katie Scott at the Catholic Sentinel
Catholic Charities, resettling refugees in the state since World War II, says HB 2508 would preserve critical services.
Catholic Charities agency staff welcomes refugees at Portland International Airport

The Immigrant Story - Dr. Baher Butti

Posted By | Barb Anderman
Catholic Charities of Oregon employee Dr. Baher Butti’s bloodline of activism runs strong.
Dr. Baher Butti

Kenton Women's Village POD Build Challenge: Press Release

Posted By | Deacon Rick Birkel
Local builders come together to build sleeping pods for homeless women Pod Build Challenge event to benefit Kenton Women’s Village brings together public and private partners